Today I have something fun and super easy to share with you… the Rip & Flip Technique!


This technique is great for showing off BOTH sides of your double-sided patterned papers!


You may have guessed from the name of this technique how it’s done, but I’ll give you a few more details and lots of tips in this video:

How to Do the Rip & Flip Technique

  • Start with a 4″x6″ piece of double-sided patterned paper.
  • Rip it at around the 2″ mark and flip one piece over.
  • Then all you need to do is tape those two pieces onto a card base. Super easy!!
  • Just embellish your card from there.


Tips for Lining Up Your Paper Pieces:

When taping the first pretty paper piece onto your card base, line it up so that you have the same size border on all 3 un-torn edges.

Then with the second piece, line it up so you have the same size border on all 3 un-torn edges, AND make sure that the edges line up with the first piece you taped down.


Don’t have any double-sided paper with both sides that look good together?


Find two different pieces of patterned paper, cut them both to 4″ x 6″, rip both at about 2″, and instead of flipping them, just switch two of the same size pieces to make two cards! (watch the video above to see what I mean)

Embellish your card as little or as much as you’d like!


On the card above, I just added a small greeting I stamped and die-cut with the Sending Smiles Bundle

Super quick and easy card that you could pop in the mail right away!


 For this second card, I decided to cover up the “seam” between the two papers with a larger “Sending” stamped and die-cut with the Sending Smiles Bundle

You could of course, add any kind of shape or greeting to the front of these cards.

Don’t be afraid to play around with your greeting placement!


Supplies Used to Make Butterfly Cards:


While I used 6×6 patterned paper for these cards, this technique will help you turn one of your 12×12 double-sided pretty papers into 6 cards!

It’s kind of like a One Sheet Wonder and if you don’t know already, I absolutely LOVE those!

Go grab a piece of pretty paper or two and give this technique a try!!

Happy Stamping!


P.S. I first saw this technique many years ago from Marelle Taylor (no relation that I know of!) and you can see her original post here.

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